GEMSTONE AND CRYSTAL MEANINGS

AMETHYST

 

 

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Purple Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients it was a “Gem of Fire,” a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond. It has always been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god, and is the traditional birthstone of that month. It is the stone of St. Valentine and faithful love, and signifies ecclesiastical dignity as the Bishop’s Stone. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality, yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety. (via crystal vaults)

 

BLUE CHALCEDONY 

 

 

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Blue Chalcedony is a demure crystal, subtle and mystic, cool and serene, ethereal yet solid. It has an inviting, soft blue translucence, and an almost imperceptible movement within the stone that invokes a stillness of silent reverence. It’s calming, and speaks of spirit and trust. Chalcedony was considered a sacred stone by the Native American Indians, using it to promote stability during their ceremonial activities. It is still in use today for meditations, and as a pathway for receiving successful thought transmissions.

 

Blue Chalcedony is an excellent crystal for public speakers and those who speak for a living. Lawyers and political speakers might benefit from touching this stone to the tip of their tongue while listening to their opponents to enhance their counter arguments.

 

Actors might rub it against their lips and throat, while singers may drink a glass of water in which Chalcedony has soaked for an hour before going on stage. Wearing this crystal around the neck helps overcome stage fright and the fear of public speaking

 

 

 

CLEAR CRYSTAL QUARTZ

 

 

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Clear Quartz brings strength and clarity to the intellect, aiding concentration and memory retention, and filtering out distractions. Its hypnotic quality is conducive to sleep, helping one to understand the messages and lessons conveyed during the dream state. In the metaphysical world, Clear Quartz crystals are the supreme gift of Mother Earth. Even the smallest is imbued with the properties of a master healer teacher. Ancients believed these stones to be alive, taking a breath once every hundred years or so, and many cultures thought them to be incarnations of the Divine. From ancient times to the present day, quartz crystals have been a source of Light to mankind. Highly valued by spiritual leaders and healers as well as scientists, the unique attributes of quartz have played a key role in mankind’ evolutionary development. (via crystal vaults)

 

Clear Quartz is also  a master healer crystal, and may be used for any condition. It is thought to stimulate the immune and circulatory systems, enhancing energy flow and bringing the body into balance. It has been used to treat migraine headaches, vertigo, in stabilizing dizziness or motion sickness, and is believed to assist with metabolism, exhaustion, and even weight loss.

 

 

LABRADORITE

 

 

 

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Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms. It is, in every sense, a Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. For self-discovery, it is excellent for awakening one’s own awareness of inner spirit, intuition and psychic abilities.

 

Labradorite is also the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, creating a shielding force throughout the aura and strengthening natural energies from within. It protects against the negativity and misfortunes of this world, and provides safe exploration into alternate levels of consciousness and in facilitating visionary experiences from the past or the future

 

 

MOONSTONE

 

 

 

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Without a doubt one of our very favourite gemstones! Not only is it hypnotically beautiful in the light but it also has wonderful benefits for its owner. Moonstone has a gentle energy that can calm the mind, it is also believed to bring good fortune, enhance intuition, offer protection, and bring success in love and business matters.

 

There is a bit of folklore which claims that if a man gives his lover a moonstone necklace on the night of the full moon, the couple will experience intense passion for each other forever.

 

Moonstone is the traditional birthstone of June, along with Pearl.

 

 

 

MOTHER OF PEARL / BAROQUE PEARL

 

 

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Mother of pearl has a very relaxing, rhythmic soothing energy. Its energy feels very similar to the calming sensation of hearing waves crash on the beach. It will help one tap into and feel the universal love source which connects all beings. It is also a very protective stone. Like a protective mother it will safeguard one from negative energies by either dispersing or absorbing them from the aura. In addition, because of the motherly energy this stone is extremely protective of children. We also just love the dreamy iridescent finish which in itself brings back wonderful childhood memories of shell searching on the beach and finding that special one with the dreamy inside!

 

Before the 19th century, Japanese shell divers would discard any pearl found within these shells as they were considered to have very little value. Archaeologists have found that in the tombs of Sumerian royalty had many ornaments and even sometimes the entire lyre was inlaid with mother of pearl.

 

ONYX

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Black Onyx meaning  In the Indian tradition is said to help people to forget about their past relationships and bring people in tune with the present

 

Black onyx symbolize purity. Aaccording to ancient legend, the dark color of the stone is due toabsorb much negative energy. A gem thought to enhance determination, perseverance and help focus energy. 

 

ROSE QUARTZ

 

 

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Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. The colour can vary from a clear crystal with pink hue to a much deeper colour. Rose Quartz also inspires the love of all beauty, it stimulates the imagination – art, music and the written word. Prized in the ancient world for its powers of physical beautification, facial masks of Rose Quartz have been recovered from Egyptian tombs, thought by the Egyptians and Romans to clear the complexion and prevent wrinkles. It was also a stone honoured by the Tibetan and Oriental cultures, and continues to be one of the major carving stones of China.

 

 

TURQUOISE 

 

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Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth. Its unique shade of blue, often blue-green, lends it name, Turquoise, to all things of this tranquil hue. The delicate veining or mottled webbing in cream or brown is inherent to the stone and serves to enhance its character.

 

For thousands of years, Turquoise has spanned all cultures, prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.

 

The death mask of Tutankhamen was studded with Turquoise, as were the mosaic masks dedicated to the gods, the fabulous inlaid skulls, shields and power statues of Moctezuma, the last ruler of the Aztecs.

 

Turquoise is a strengthening stone, good for exhaustion, depression, or panic attacks. It enhances physical and psychic immune systems, supporting the assimilation of nutrients, alleviating pollution and viral infections. It is anti-inflammatory and detoxifying, reducing excess acidity and benefiting gout, rheumatism, and the stomach.

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